I Got It from My Mama

My wrinkles I mean. What did you think? Studies show that the aging process is based solely on the genetics inherited by our mothers! While it is true we inherit genes by both our parents, the mitochondria that effects the way we age is passed down by our mothers. Throughout our lifep, the mitochondria in our bodies are damaged. These damaged mitochondria are inherited and may be passed down from generation to generation.

Triangle of youthwith Pyramid of aging

Jowls, Eye bags and Sunken cheeks are among the most common inherited traits because they are based on bone structure. Depending on structure, some will hollow while others will sag. Sagging is more likely in thinner skin, with bones that shrink with age while hollowing occurs more in people with strong jawlines and broad cheekbones.

Skin Collagen and Elastin

You may be asking “What can be done” and fortunately there are ways to decrease the likelihood of wrinkling skin. Our bodies produce Collagen and Elastin to keep our skin firm and tight. Between the ages of twenty-five and thirty our bodies slow down the production of these fibers. As the production decreases, we begin to see fine lines and wrinkles throughout our face and neck areas.

Unfortunately, something many people do not know is that Collagen is unable to be absorbed through the skin. Collagen is two amino acids forming a compound. The molecules of this compound are too large to be absorbed. A common mistake people make is swallowing pills of Collagen. Although technically you are increasing Collagen production, you are not guaranteed to be producing the Collagen in the areas that we most want it.

Our bodies prefer to send Collagen to the areas in our bodies that are covered and protected. When we are exposed to the sun and pollution in the air, we are damaging our cells on our face as well as our hands. These are the main areas we would like the Collagen production to increase, however the pills will more likely increase production in our feet, stomach and hips which are consistently covered.

A more effective way to encourage production is by using Collagen Boosting products. These products will not necessarily have Collagen inside but will help your body produce more naturally. Highly recommended is Arianna Skincare’s Collagen Boost Eye Serum and Instant Repair Collagen Eye Cream.

Arianna Collagen Boost Eye Serum

Arianna Skincare Collagen Boost Eye Serum is formulated with an active mixture of wheat proteins and sea algae that gives an immediate tightening effect for the wrinkles around the eyes, while also treating the area for long term effectiveness. It is also enriched with Vitamin E and natural antioxidants to help moisturize and nourish deeply to improve blood circulation.

Arianna Instant Repair Collagen Eye Cream

For best results complete the treatment with the Arianna Skincare Instant Repair Collagen Eye Cream. This Eye Cream is formulated with a mixture of rice and soy proteins that smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. It also includes a blend of amino acids and white lily flower that visibly lightens and evens out the skin tone to reduce and prevent the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

The most important and helpful way to prevent aging skin is to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen when you go outside. Our skin is made up of layers, the Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. The epidermal layer of our skin contains the pigment melanin which protects the skin from the suns ultraviolet rays. These rays can not only burn the skin, but with time could actually reduce its elasticity.

Many people do not use sunscreen as a fear of breaking out. The reason sunscreen may cause breakouts is because of its oily nature. Those oils absorb into the pores and clog them. Lucky for you there is an alternate solution. Some Day Creams provide an SPF to protect you from UV rays.

UVA rays

The most important thing to look for when searching for a Day Cream with SPF is that it protects you from UVA as well as UVB rays. The sun emits rays. The ones that reach us are UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are long and penetrate deep into the dermis, however UVB rays are even more dangerous. UVB rays are shorter and long exposure not only burns through the layers of your skin, but also causes skin cancer.

Arianna Cellular Repair Day Cream Complex

Cellular Repair Day Cream Complex is a great Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF protection. It contains Vitamins A, C, and E as well as an innovative ingredient, Riboxyl. Riboxy is known to lock in moisture, visibly improve skin tone and texture as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This Day Cream can also be used as a primer before applying makeup as it absorbs into the pores and protects them from impurities. This will help prevent breakouts and acne.

Arianna Active Vitamin D Serum

Now, UVB rays are not all bad. When these rays hit the cholesterol in our skin cells, they create Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for optimal health as well as cellular repair and ironically sun damage. During this pandemic none of us are receiving our daily dose of Vitamin D, leaving our skin dull and dry. For this reason, we need to find alternative ways to receive this crucial Vitamin. One way is to apply the Arianna Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum. This serum contains not only Vitamin D, but also Vitamin A and E, B9 and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients are combined to defend against free radicals and improve skin elasticity and suppleness.

Hand Treatment

Arianna Intensive Mineral Hand Treatment

Arianna Skincare Intensive Mineral Hand Treatment instantly smooths rough, irritated and dry skin. It is waterproof and moisturizes leaving your skin silky smooth for up to 12 hours. This cream was specifically designed to protect your hands from environmental elements as well as household damage such as cleaning products.

In conclusion, although we tend to age the way our mothers do there are ways to prevent this from happening. The earlier we begin to take preventive measure the more likely we are to maintain our youthful appearance. It is always easier to prevent rather than to reverse these effects, however it is possible. Reversing these effects may take a bit more time, but it is worth it in the long run.

If you have a particular issue you would like to address and do not know where to begin, make sure to book a complimentary skin consultation with myself or one of Arianna skincare’s consultants. We are happy to help build a regimen designed specifically to you and your schedule. There is something for everyone.